Axel kept us waiting forever it seems, but today he finally released the final studio version and official music video of ‘Mother’. Two weeks ago VRT published a call for Belgian mothers to play a part. The result of this ‘meet and greet’ with Belgium’s mothers can be seen above.
Talk about drama: Axel’s team chose to film inside the Vaudeville Theater in Brussels. Having mothers appear in the video was a cute idea. But their lip-singing makes them look a little bit like singing robots. Then again, robots don’t cry: Some of these ladies have the water works on full blast!
The Eurosong version:
Despite the melodrama, the final version of Mother is an improvement over the one we heard in the final of Eurosong. His strong voice comes through even stronger in this arrangement, and the instumentation and mixing has been dramatized to great effect. It’s got more spark, which will hopefully silence those who previously described it as dreary and dull. And bravo Axel: your pronunciation is MUCH improved! Yay!
Axel is everywhere at the moment. Earlier this week he performed on the ‘The Voice Belgique‘. In 2013 he competed on the show, but got rejected very early in the process. This time he was the absolute star of the show. You can watch the performance here.
And yesterday Axel announced that he had signed a record deal with Universal Music.
What do you think of the official video and the final version of the song? Is this version an improvement or did it make things only worse for Axel and his ‘Mother’?
Daphne Dee contributed this report from Belgium. Follow her on Twitter @JacinthaD1. You can also keep up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the team on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page